Nicola Alaimo

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Teatro Alla Scala 2017-18 Review – Il Pirata
Performances of Bellini’s melodrama, “Il Pirata,” at the Teatro alla Scala have, over the years, been few and far between. Originally written for the theatre in 1827, and starring the celebrated soprano, Henriette Méric-Lalande as Imogene and the famous tenor Giovanni Battista Rubini as Gualtiero, it was roundly deemed to be a success, and quickly received two revivals, one in 1830 and the other in 1840. It had, however, to…
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Top 6 Operas to See This Weekend – International (6/29-7/1): Jonas Kaufmann, Anna Netrebko, & Angela Gheorghiu Lead Star-Studded Weekend
It's a star-studded weekend. Anna Netrebko, Jonas Kaufmann, Sonya Yoncheva, Angela Gheorghiu, and many others perform around the world. Here is a look at what you cannot miss this weekend. Nabucco - Prague National Theatre, Czech Republic Jose Cura directs a new production of Verdi's early work with Anda-Louise Bogza in the role of Abigaille and Miguelangelo Cavalcanti in the title role. Andreas Sebastian Weiser conducts the new production. Il Viaggio a…
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Ildar Abdrazakov, Plácido Domingo & Maria José Siri Lead Teatro Alla Scala’s 2018-19 Season
The Teatro alla Scala has announced its 2018-19 season featuring a number of new productions and operatic classics. The season will once again include a number of Italian operas continuing the theater's initiative to bring back Italian opera. Here is a look! Productions  The season opens with a new production of Verdi's "Attila" starring Ildar Abdrazakov. David Livermore directs the new production which also stars Saioa Hernandez, Fabio Sartori, and …
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10 Must See Operas For The Summer Season 2018 [International Edition]
The 2017-18 season comes to an end and in comes festival season. So where are the big stars and what are interesting works being discovered this year? With a ton of selections to be sure, we whittled it down to the 10 Must-See productions (as we did with the U.S.) that cannot be missed this summer. 10. Tristan und Isolde - Teatro Colón: Daniel Barenboim returns to Argentina, bringing a production…
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Cecilia Bartoli, Robert Alagna & Gregory Kunde Headline Opera De Monte-Carlo’s 2018-19 Season
The Opera de Monte-Carlo has announced its 2018-19 season, featuring a number of important stars and numerous productions. Here is a look at the unique season Monte Carlo will offer. The season opens with an evening entitled Opera-Comique at the Chapelle Musicale Reine-Elizabeth. Performance Dates: Oct. 13-14, 2018 A screening of "La Veuve Joyeuse" continues the season. Performance Dates: Oct. 25, 2018 The Ballet de Shangai visits the Opera de Monte-Carlo…
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Nina Stemme, Plácido Domingo & Piotr Beczala Headline Teatro Reals’ 2018-19 Season
The Teatro Real has announced its 2018-19 season, featuring a number of repertory staples and rarities. The season will also include a number of superstars and modern classics. Here is a look at all the vocal highlights in the season. Productions  The season opens with Gounod's "Faust" with two different casts. Piotr Beczala and Ismael Jordi star in the title role alongside Marina Rebeka and Irina Lungu in the role…
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Anita Hartig, Sophie Koch & Annick Massis Théâtre du Capitole de Toulouse’s 2018-19 Season
The Théâtre du Capitole de Toulouse has announced its 2018-19 Season featuring eight opera productions and a number of recitals. Here is a look at what the season will offer. Productions The season opens with Verdi's "La Traviata" conducted by George Petrou in a production by  Pierre Rambert. Anita Hartig and Polina Pastirchak alternate the lead role with tenors Airam Hernández and Kévin Amiel sharing Alfredo and Nicola Alaimo, and André…
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Weekend Preview (International) – 2/17-19: Jose Cura Stars as Wagner’s ‘Tannhauser’ and Anna Netrebko Continues In ‘Il Trovatore’
It's the weekend and that means there is a lot  to see around the world. For opera goers the houses will offer lots of Puccini, Verdi and Mozart. There will also be Rossini, Berg and Janáček for the most adventurous opera lovers. Check it out! Austria  At the Wiener Staatsoper audiences will be able to hear two of the most popular Russian divas. On Friday Olga Peretyatko takes on the role…
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Rossini Opera Festival 2017 Season: Nino Machaidze, Ildar Abdrazakov and Nicola Alaimo Headline New Season
The Rossini Opera Festival has announced its 2017 summer season, featuring a mix of rare works by the famed Bel Canto composer. The season opens on August 10 with "Le Siège de Corinthe" starring Nino Machaidze, Alex Esposito and John Irwin. Robert Abbado will conduct a new production by La Fura dels Baus. The opera, which Beverly Sills is recognized for having reinserted into the repertoire, will be performed in its…